Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have used liquid metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage.  CO2 recycling may well have its breakout technology. The RMIT led research team development is a new technique that can efficiently convert […]

Eindhoven University of Technology researchers have developed iron-based catalysts that substantially reduce operating costs and open the door to capturing the large amounts of CO2 that are generated for the Coal To Liquid Fuel Process (CTL). World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, […]

Idaho National Laboratory scientists have developed an efficient process for turning captured carbon dioxide into syngas that can be used to make fuels and chemicals. This CO2 recycling of carbon capture could help coal plants reduce emissions if the economic challenges can be overcome. Carbon capture could help the nation’s coal plants reduce carbon based […]

University of Minnesota (UM) researchers found that vehicles using electricity from renewable energy could reduce the deaths due to air pollution by 70 percent. The study isn’t exactly simple. The findings come from a new life cycle analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and their air pollution-related public health impacts. From another view the study […]

Hydraulic fracking has been studied with a published paper showing the energy return on investment (aka EROI) with a total input energy compared with the energy in natural gas expected to be made available to end users is similar to or better than coal. The news for the natural gas industry, consumers and landowners lucky […]

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